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As the roads become more and more congested, the challenge to stay safe is becoming increasingly more difficult, which is why companies such as Volkswagen have set targets to exploit all potential means of reducing traffic fatalities in the future.
Challenges to individual mobility are on the rise and car manufacturers such as Volkswagen have a sense of responsibility to ensure their customer’s safety on the roads in the future.
As such, Volkswagen has set the goal of implementing a number of advanced systems which are designed to reduce the amount of fatalities on the roads as well as the number of accidents.
All of the new systems fall under the ‘Vision Zero’ concept, a road traffic safety project started in Sweden in 1997 which aims to achieve a highway system with no fatalities or serious injuries in road traffic.
Volkswagen has developed a series of innovative driver assistance systems which have been designed to improve the perception of the vehicle surroundings and events in traffic. The new systems will assist the driver in challenging traffic situations, improve the safety of vehicle occupants and others in traffic and avoiding accidents and serious injuries.
As well as assistance systems for pedestrian detection – which initiate emergency braking if the driver does not react in time – Volkswagen is also introducing parking assistants that enable automatic parking and exiting from narrow parking spaces via the use of a smartphone.
Volkswagen is also offering a look at systems that can navigate fully automatically through road construction zones and systems that assume steering control in a medical emergency and safely brake the vehicle to a stop.
Volkswagen Development engineers will continue to grow and develop driver assistance and safety systems as they work towards the goal of accident-free mobility. In the future, Volkswagen is focused on offering further relief to drivers and making car driving significantly more relaxed.
Above all, Volkswagen is committed to promoting and implementing a safer experience for both drivers and passengers and it will continue to guarantee the driving fun that is typical of Volkswagen cars.
A list of Volkswagen’s latest innovations is included below; for further information visit the Volkswagen website.